Who Are We?
The Stellhorn Clan
Christopher (Chris) is a native Texan, while Shannon is from Missouri originally, but they have raised their family in the Houston area up till now. Chris & Shannon were married in 2005 and as of 2021 have five kids! Their oldest is adopted and in the process of enlistment for the US military, he will not be moving to Scotland. Their youngest was born late-summer 2020!
Chris has been a minister in the Christian Church for almost 20 years, serving in Texas and Oklahoma. He also briefly served a Baptist church in Texas, he served as an adjunct teacher of youth ministry and they both served as houseparents at a Christian maternity home. Christopher has served on the board of Tanglewood Christian Camp for almost ten years.
Shannon is a trained Home Birth Midwife, taught with the Texas Midwifery School, ran a doula training program, and is a certified travel agent. She plans to use her talents to create an outreach program to provide location support and a new moms support group. They are both, along with the rest of the family, serving as missionary church planters (Missional Community Builders). They plan to launch into Scotland soon!
Our vision is to see all of Scotland come to know Christ!
Many Scots do not have access to a Bible Believing church in their village or community and we will make that happen!
The mission of Clan Stellhorn is to make new disciples, plant new churches, and train new leaders!
Our goal is to support the current churches that are faithfully serving their communities in the midst of a post-Christian culture. Many of these great servants are doing it alone and we will be the serving hands ready, with years of ministry experience, to help them to accomplish their mission and reach their communities!
Next, we will begin the process of missional community building (church planting)! There are few gospel-centered, Bible believing churches in Scotland and we will establish churches that preach Christ crucified. We plan to establish a Bible training institute where new leaders may be trained and sent out. Our vision includes the creation of children’s programs, including a church camp program, so kids may come to know Christ and be encouraged to lead a life in service to Jesus.
We want to see a church in every town, village and borough in Scotland! We will accomplish this goal by serving the local community where we live, loving people as family and rather than just hearing about Jesus, letting them see Jesus through our lives.
We will be located initially in NE Scotland between Aberdeen and Inverness.